Oregon cuts tally of people lacking health insurance by 10 percent in two weeks

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#1 Oct 17, 2013
Oregon cuts tally of people lacking health insurance by 10 percent in two weeks
Nick Budnick | nbudnick@oregonian.com By Nick Budnick | nbudnick@oregonian.com
on October 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM, updated October 17, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Though Oregon's health insurance exchange is not yet up and running, the number of uninsured is already dropping thanks to new fast-track enrollment for the Oregon Health Plan.

The low-income, Medicaid-funded program has already signed up 56,000 new people, cutting the state's number of uninsured by 10 percent, according to Oregon Health Authority officials.

Though the new exchange called Cover Oregon was originally intended to be used for Oregon Health Plan enrollment, the online marketplace doesn't work yet. Instead, new Oregon Health Plan members are being enrolled using a fast-track process that was approved by the federal government in August.

Since late September the Oregon Health Authority sent out notices to 260,000 people already enrolled in the state's food stamps program since late October.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/20...
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#3 Oct 21, 2013
Every person that signs up is a victory for America.

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